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Friday February 3, 2017

February 3: Day of the Week

February 3, 2017 was the 34th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

February 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 1488
    Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.
  • 1783
    American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
  • 1809
    The Illinois Territory is created.
  • 1852
    Justo José de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
  • 1960
    British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of the “a wind of change” of increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government is likely to support decolonisation.
  • 1966
    The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
  • 1967
    Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
  • 1989
    After a stroke two weeks previous, South African President P. W. Botha resigns as leader of the National Party, but stays on as president for six more months.
  • 2007
    A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
  • 2030
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 3?

  • 1808
    Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Princess of Prussia (d. 1877)
  • 1887
    Juan Negrín, Spanish Prime Minister (d. 1956)
  • 1937
    Billy Meier, Swiss ufologist
  • 1955
    Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist
  • 1957
    Chico Serra, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1959
    Ferzan Özpetek, Turkish film director
  • 1959
    Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)
  • 1960
    Joachim Löw, German football manager
  • 1965
    Kathleen Kinmont, American actress
  • 1974
    Miriam Yeung, Hong Kong actress

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